The Pure Salmon Campaign partners with organizations working around the globe to improve the way farmed salmon is produced. The Pure Salmon Campaign is a global project with partners in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Chile all working to improve the way salmon is produced.
Pure Salmon Campaign today hosted a film screening to show how Norwegian salmon farming operations in British Columbia and Chile threaten iconic wildlife and the marine environment.
Check out this great trailer by famous Film maker Damien Gillis – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZBbYzyuwF0
“Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry,” produced by Canadian filmmaker Damien Gillis, visually portrays the damage caused by open-net salmon farms to marine ecosystems worldwide. It features firsthand accounts of the environmental and cultural problems linked to global salmon farms. Norwegian-based firms dominate world production of farmed salmon.
Norwegian owned salmon farms pollute the marine environment, spread sea lice and infectious diseases and allow mass escapes that have plagued Canada, Chile, Scotland, Ireland and in Norway.
Goals for Pure Salmon:
The Pure Salmon campaign rests on one simple premise: salmon can be farmed safely and with minimal ecological damage, if the industry adopts standards that protect the environment, consumers and local communities. The campaign seeks to transform the salmon farming industry, not merely for it to adopt marginally better “best practices.” Therefore the Pure Salmon campaign calls on the salmon aquaculture industry to adopt farming methods that in the short and long-term:
- Eliminate the environmental consequences associated with disease transfer and salmon escapes;
- Eliminate the environmental and public health consequences associated with the use of antibiotics, biocides, and harmful chemicals in salmon farming;
- Eliminate the environmental consequences associated with salmon farm waste being discharged directly into the environment;
- Ensure that farmed salmon feed does not deplete wild fish stocks or result in a net loss of marine protein;
- Ensure that salmon farming practices in aggregate do not harm the environment or wildlife;
- Prohibit the use of genetically engineered fish and the use of genetically modified organisms in feed;
- Respect the views of coastal communities and other stakeholders in locating farms; and
- Adopt and implement ethical business practices, including safe, healthy work environments and fair compensation.
For support and more information please check http://www.puresalmon.org/index.html